Titles in The Mead-Westvaco American Classics Series
(aka: The Westvaco Christmas Classics)
Arranged by date of publication.


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  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, n.p.: Westvaco, West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, 1958. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 dark brown leather and decorated yellow paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and illustrated end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4". Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is protected within a its original paper covered slip case. This was the WESTVACO Christmas release of 1958 which was the first volume in their annual American Classic series which was published each year until 2007. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was originally part of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Number VI published in 1820 by C. S. Van Winckle of New York. The pseudonym of Geoffrey Crayon was used by Washington Irving while writing in England. 64 pages of text illustrated with one steel engraving. This volume was published in a limited quantity and is now exceptionally uncommon.
    TB28370  $325.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County And Other Sketches by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), n.p.: Westvaco, West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, 1959. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 dark green leather and decorated yellow paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and illustrated end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4". Without a dust jacket as issued; but, contained within its near fine paper covered slip case. This was the WESTVACO Christmas release of 1959 which was the second volume in their annual American Classic series which was published each year until 2007. A collection of thirteen "essays" by an admirable author with an opinion. 119 pages of text illustrated with a steel engraving frontispiece of Twain with small engravings within the text throughout. This volume was published in a limited quantity and is now exceptionally uncommon.
    TB28369  $200.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand The Four Million by O'Henry [William Sydney Porter], n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1960. Limited Edition. Near fine in 1/4 red leather and printed paper covered boards with illustrated end sheets and with the top edge of the text block stained red. With minor, faint abrasion to the paper on the rear board. Without a dust jacket as issued; and, without its issued paper covered slip case. A collection of 12 short stories by O. Henry. The scarce, Christmas 1960 issue by Westvaco which is the third volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 260 pages of text illustrated with with two color frontispieces.
    TB24040  $100.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand The Prairie Traveler A Handbook For Overland Expeditions by Randolph B. Marcy, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1961. Limited Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 decorated black leather and printed paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine with embossed decorations, map end sheets and with the top edge of the text block stained light yellow. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine, paper covered slip case. Laid-in at the front of the book is a presentation card signed by an officer of Westvaco. 220 pages of text illustrated with line drawings. Originally published by Harper & Bros. in 1859 "as a manual and guide for the tenderfoot undertaking overland treks through the untamed West." (from the book's foreword) The Christmas 1961 issue by Westvaco which is the forth volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 260 pages of text illustrated with with two color frontispieces.
    TB26437  $125.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Typee by Herman Melville, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1962. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 dark brown leather and printed paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine, floral decorated paper end sheets and with the top edge of the text block stained light green. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a near fine, illustrated paper covered slip case with modest tanning at its opening and around the outside edges. The book is subtitled: "A Peep At Polynesian Life During A Four Months' Residence In A Valley Of The Marquesas". 324 pages of text illustrated throughout with nautical motif line drawings. The Christmas 1962 issue by Westvaco which is the 5th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series.
    TB25189  $125.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand American Cookery or the Art of Dressing by Amelia Simmons, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1963. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 green cloth and printed paper covered boards with marbled paper end sheets and with the top edge of the text block stained light green. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4". Without a dust jacket as issued and without its issued, paper covered slip case. The Christmas 1963 issue by Westvaco which is the 6th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 106 pages of text illustrated with line drawings and decorations.
    TB28221  $80.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Tales by Edgar Allan Poe, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1964. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 pebbled, black leather and black cloth covered boards with bold gilt text and decorations on the spine, the embossed, raised name of "Poe" on the front board and decorated paper end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4". Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine, illustrated paper covered slip case. Laid-in at the front of the book is a compliments of the season slip signed by an officer of Westvaco. A collection of four short stories including: The Gold Bug; The Purloined Letter; The Balloon Hoax; and, The Black Cat. The Christmas 1964 issue by Westvaco which is the seventh volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. A handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28368  $125.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand A Week On The Concord And Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1966. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 green cloth and printed paper covered boards with illustrated paper end sheets. Tipped-in on the front paste down is a gift presentation slip to the original owner signed by two Westvaco empolyees. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a near fine, illustrated paper covered slip case the closed end of which is tanned. The Christmas 1966 issue by Westvaco which is the 9th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. (208) pages of text illustrated with woodcuts and decorations.
    TB23482  $60.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Healthy, Wealthy & Wise by Benjamin Franklin, n.p.: Westvaco, 1971. Limited Edition. Near fine in 1/4 black leather and olive green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with decorated end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4". Without a dust jacket as issued; and lacking its slip case. Laid-in is a presentation card signed by an officer of Westvaco. 103 pages of text. The complete title reads: " Early to Bed and early to Rise, makes a Man Healthy, Wealthy & Wise. A variety of Enduring selections from the Press of Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790." The sixteenth volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series.
    TB28438  $20.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Fables in Slang by George Ade, n.p.: Westvaco, 1972. Limited Edition. Fine in bright red paper covered boards with gray text stamping on the spine and with decorated end sheets and blind embossing to the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4". Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is within a near fine paper covered slip case with minor soiling. 171 pages of text and illustrated with decorations. The fifteenth volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series.
    TB28216  $35.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand A Brief Description of New York Formerly Called New-Netherland by Daniel Denton, No city stated: Westvaco, 1973. Limited Edition. Fine in embossed black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, a blind embossed "1670" on the front board and decorated end sheets. With a prior owner's name and date written on the second free end page. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a near fine, decorated paper covered slip case. Originally published in 1670 in England based on the author's narrative of his settlement in Jamaica, Queens in 1644. The 16th volume in Westvaco's American Classic series.
    TB23468  $40.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Daisy Miller by Henry James, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1974. LimitedEdition. Fine in ivory cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, the title in raised embossing on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained with-in a near fine cloth covered slip case with a gilt decoration on one panel. Laid-in at the front of the book is a gift presentation card from Westvaco. The Christmas 1974 issue by Westvaco which is the 17th volume in their series of American Classics. 130 numbered pages of text. Illustrated with reproductions of earlier works of art by James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent.
    TB23470  $35.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Thomas Jefferson Monticello Virginia USA by Thomas Jefferson, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1975. LimitedEdition. Fine in burnt orange cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained with-in a fine illustrated paper covered slip case. . The Christmas 1975 issue by Westvaco which is the 18th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 272 pages of text.
    TB28259  $40.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Letters from an American Farmer by J. Hector de Crevecoeur, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1976. LimitedEdition. Fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained with-in a near fine illustrated paper covered slip case with a dime sized spot on one panel. Attached to the front paste down is a presentation card signed by an officer of Westvaco with a prior owner's name written out on the slip. Originally published in 1782 in England and republished 11 years later in Philadelphia. The Christmas 1976 issue by Westvaco which is the 19th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 272 pages of text.
    TB23681  $35.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Memories of the American Frontier by Theodore Roosevelt, n. p. (no city stated): Westvaco, 1977. Limited Edition, First printing. Fine in olive green buckram, cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, a gilt decorative device on the front board and printed end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; and, missing its paper covered slip case. Laid-in is a presentation slip from a Westvaco official with a prior owner's name typed on the slip. 187 pages of text. The WESTVACO Christmas release of 1977 which is the 20th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series.
    TB28260  $35.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Decorum by [Author Unknown], n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1979. Limited Edition. Fine in bright orange cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained with-in a fine illustrated paper covered slip case. "A practical treatise on Etiquette & Dress of the Best American Society 1879". The Christmas 1979 issue by Westvaco which is the 22nd volume in their series of American Classics. 308 pages of text illustrated from images taken from Hill's Manual of Business and Social Forms.
    TB25199  $40.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Voices from an Earlier America by Various Authors, No city stated: Westvaco, 1980. Limited Edition. Fine in decorated light orange cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket; however, the book is contained within a fine illustrated paper covered slip case. An anthology of American Poetry from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Centuries. The Christmas 1980 issue by Westvaco. The 23rd volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 308 pages of text illustrated with contemporary steel engravings throughout.
    TB28356  $40.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand A Young Patriot in the American Revolution 1775-1783 The Wartime Services of John Greenwood by John Greenwood, No city stated: Westvaco, 1981. Limited Edition. Fine in decorated dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket; however, the book is contained within a fine illustrated paper covered slip case. Greenwood wrote the manuscript for this work in 1809 from his many memories of serving during the American Revolution. Only 100 copies of this journal were printed in 1922 for distribution to family members. The Christmas 1981 issue by Westvaco. The 24th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 200 pages of text which is illustrated throughout.
    TB28261  $40.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand An Anthology of American Classics Selections From Twenty-Four Volumes by Various Authors, No city stated: Westvaco, 1982. Limited Edition. Fine in decorated black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, blind embossed stars on the front board and illustrated end sheets. Without a dust jacket; however, the book is contained within a fine illustrated paper covered slip case. Laid-in is a gift card signed by two Westvaco employees. "A quarter of a century of limited editions published for friends of Westvaco at Christmastime 1958-1982." The Christmas 1982 issue by Westvaco which is the 25th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 343 pages of text with illustrations from the original volumes throughout.
    TB22898  $40.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Hawthorne: 20 Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne, No city stated: Westvaco, 1983. Limited Edition. Fine in decorated dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on an embossed box on the front board is a 20 cent Hawthorne US stamp. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is housed in a fine decorated paper covered slip case. A collection of 20 short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne which comprise this Christmas 1983 issue by Westvaco and is the 26th volume in their American Classic Series.
    TB28266  $40.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand America: An Affirmation of Faith by Various Authors, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1984. Limited Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with blind embossed military medals on the front board with a blue silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine paper covered slip case. Laid-in is a presentation slip signed by two officers of Westvaco. 286 pages of text and illustrated by four color plates by Norman Rockwell. The Christmas 1984 issue by Westvaco which is the 27th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series.
    TB23091  $30.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Almanac &C. by Anonymous, n. p. (no city stated): Westvaco, 1985. Limited Edition. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with a brown silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine and with a gilt top edge to the text block. Without a dust jacket as issued; however in a fine paper covered slip case. A collection of reprinted almanacs from 1758 to 1877. The WESTVACO Christmas release of 1985 which was the 28th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series.
    TB28258  $35.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Chapters by James Fenimore Cooper, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1986. Limited Edition. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with illustrated end sheets and a light green placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine illustrated, paper covered slip case. A collection of 21 short stories by James Fennimore Cooper. The Christmas 1986 issue by Westvaco which is the 29th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 260 pages of text illustrated with with two color frontispieces.
    TB22691  $40.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Innovation & Achievement by Various Authors, n.p.: Westvaco, 1987. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 dark blue leather and tan paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt text on the front board with decorated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is within a fine paper covered slip case. 271 pages followed by three un-numbered pages. The thirtieth volume in the Westvaco Christmas series. A collection of essays about thirteen American innovators to include: Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, Cyrus McCormick, Samuel F. B. Morse; Elias Howe, Jr., Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas A. Edison, The Wright Brothers, Henry Ford, James D. Watson and Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce.
    TB28265  $30.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Farther North by Jack London, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1989. Limited Edition. Fine in marbled, maroon cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, an embossed seal on the front board and with illustrated map end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine paper covered slip case. Laid-in is a printed presentation paper signed by an officer of Westvaco. The Christmas 1989 issue by Westvaco which is the 32nd volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 306 pages of text illustrated with black and white photographs.
    TB23087  $40.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Listen! The Wind by Anne Morrow Lindberg, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1990. Limited Edition. Fine in medium blue paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine, elaborately illustrated end sheets and a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued and lacking its paper covered slip case. With a preface and map drawings by Charles A. Lindberg. The Christmas 1990 issue by Westvaco which is the 33rd volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 275 pages of text illustrated with black and white photographs.
    TB28437  $25.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Washington & His Generals by J. T. Headly, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1991. Limited Edition. Fine in olive green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, elaborately illustrated end sheets and a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine, illustrated paper covered slip case. The Christmas 1991 issue by Westvaco which is the 34th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 238 pages of text illustrated with reproductions of contemporary works of art.
    TB28264  $40.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Two Years Before The Mast by Richard Henry Dana, Jr., n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1992. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 cloth and decorated paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine, a gilt decoration on the front board, illustrated sheets, and a silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine, illustrated paper covered slip case. The Christmas 1992 issue by Westvaco which is the 35th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. 370 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece and small sketches of wild life within the margins and chapter headings of the text.
    TB28352  $40.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Complete Manual for Young Sportsmen by Frank Forester, n.p.: Westvaco, 1993. Limited Edition. Fine in full gray-green buckram cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with decorated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is within a near fine paper covered slip case. 277 pages of text followed by a listing of the Westvaco's American Classics Series. With a forward by H. Lea Lawrence. Illustrated with steel engravings by Frank Forester and John Bumstead throughout. The 36th volume in Westvaco's American Classics series.
    TB28354  $30.00


  • You Know Me Al A Busher's Letters by Ring Lardner, n. p. (no city stated): Westvaco, 1994. Limited Edition. Fine in burnt orange cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with a green silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine and a blind embossed image of a baseball on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4" with printed end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however in a fine paper covered slip case. 286 pages of text. The WESTVACO Christmas release of 1994 which is the 37th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series. A beautiful copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28213  $35.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1995. LimitedEdition. Fine in black, leather like, cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, illustrated end sheets and a red, silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4". Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained with-in a fine illustrated paper covered slip case. Laid-in is a special, signed presentation slip from Westvaco to the prior owner. "A selection from the original 85 papers published in 1787 and 1788". The Christmas 1995 issue by Westvaco which is the 38th volume in their series of American Classics. 261 numbered pages of text.
    TB28220  $35.00


  • A Treasury of American Humor by Various Authors, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 1996. LimitedEdition. Fine in light gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, illustrated end sheets and a maroon, silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained with-in a near fine illustrated paper covered slip case with a minor dent at the upper edge of the opening. A collection of short stories, prose and poetry by ten famous American humorists. The Christmas 1996 issue by Westvaco which is the 39th volume in their series of American Classics. 261 numbered pages of text.
    TB24213  $35.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes, n. p. (no city stated): Westvaco, 1997. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and illustrated paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine with a yellow silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine and with decorated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however in a fine paper and black cloth covered slip case. Laid-in is a special presentation slip to the prior owner from a Westvaco employee. 326 pages of text followed by a list of books published in this series. The Westvaco Christmas release of 1997 which is the 40th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series.
    TB24218  $35.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway, n. p. (no city stated): Westvaco, 1998. Limited Edition. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with a red silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine and highly illustrated colored end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine paper covered slip case. 198 pages of text. The Westvaco Christmas release of 1998 which is the 41st volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series.
    TB28357  $45.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Democracy In America by Alexis de Tocqueville, n. p. (no city stated): Westvaco, 1999. Limited Edition. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a stamped gilt Fleur-de-les on the front and rear boards and with a red silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. The rear board has two rents to the cloth of about 1/3" each. Without a dust jacket as issued; however in a fine paper covered slip case with bumps to the enclosed corners. Laid-in is a special presentation card from several Westvaco employees to the prior owner. 297 pages of text. The Westvaco Christmas release of 1999 which is the 42nd volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series.
    TB24214  $35.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand O'Pioneers! by Willa Cather, n.p.: Westvaco, 2000. Limited Edition. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with illustrated end papers and a dark blue placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket; but, contained in a fine illustrated paper covered slip case. Laid-in is a presentation slip signed by an officer of Westvaco. The 2000 edition of the Westvaco American Classic Series making it the 43rd volume in their series. Originally published in 1913. 262 pages of text.
    TB23100  $40.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Letters of John and Abigail Adams 1762 to 1826 by John Adams and Abigail Adams, n.p.: Westvaco, 2001. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 dark red cloth and printed paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with decorated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is within a fine paper covered slip case. The book and its slip case are still contained within the publisher's original shipping carton. 133 pages of text followed by a listing of the Westvaco's American Classics Series. With a forward and introduction by Willaim J. Bennett. Illustrated with eleven colored plates as "a brief pictorial history of the design of our flag from 1775 to the present". The 44th volume in the Westvaco Christmas series.
    TB25339  $40.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand Travels With Charlie by John Steinbeck, n.p.: Westvaco, 2002. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and illustrated paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine, illustrated end papers and a dark blue placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine illustrated paper covered slip case. This title was originally published in 1962; however, it did not contain the original text as written in Steinbeck's manuscript. This volume does present the original text from the manuscript including the last chapter, L'Envoi, which first appeared in 2002. 298 pages. The 45th volume in the Westvaco American Classic Series collection.
    TB25393  $75.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand First Across The Continent: The Story of the Exploring Expedition of Lewis & Clark by Noah Brooks, n.p.: MeadWestvaco Corporation, 2003. Limited Edition. Fine in gray-tan cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine with map end papers and an image of the front and rear halves of the Jefferson Peace Medal on the front and rear boards. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a fine illustrated paper covered slip case which also contains the companion CD produced by National Geographic which is housed in a fine chemise. 346 pages of text. The 46th edition of the Westvaco American Classic Series which is a reprint of Noah Brook's' book which was first published in 1901 which became the first popular, and readable, account of the expedition. An uncommon publication and especially so in such nice condition with the CD which is often missing from the set when found at all.
    TB28355  $85.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand A Silk Road Journey II A Passage To India with Intriguing India by E. M. Forster, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 2006. Limited Edition. A two volume set both of which are in fine condition. The principal volume, by Forster, in in bright red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and decorated end sheets. The second volume is in green paper covered boards with black text on the spine and gilt and black text on the front board. It contains two CD's of music from India by Rasa Music. with illustrated end sheets and a light green placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. Both are without dust jackets as issued; however, the set is contained within a fine highly gilt decorated, yellow cloth covered clamshell slipcase. The principal volume contains Forster's A Passage To India with 310 pages. The secondary volume contains two CDs. The Christmas 2006 issue by Westvaco which is the 49th volume in Westvaco's annual American Classic series.
    TB25982  $125.00


  • PhotoPhotoRoll over Image to expand 50 Authors : 50 Classics A MeadWestvaco Anthology by Various Authors, n.p.: Westvaco Corporation, 2007. Limited Edition. A two book set both volumes of which are in fine condition within a near fine paper covered clamshell box with a minor split at the lower, fore corner of the box. The primary volume in this set is in bright red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and blind embossing on the front and rear boards. The end sheets are illustrated paper. The second volume is printed heavy red paper wraps over an adhesive binding. Both are octavos measuring 9" by 5 1/2". The Christmas 2007 issue by MeadWestvaco which is the 50th and last volume in Westvaco's` annual American Classic series. 478 pages of text in the primary volume which contains short sections from the 49 previous limited edition volumes. The smaller, secondary volume contains (40) pages which is a compilation of color photographs of each of the 50 volumes and a summary of the bibliographic features of each volume in the series.
    TB25979  $125.00




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